2007 GCE A
(Meridian Junior College
H1 General Paper (B), H1 Economics (A), H2 Mathematics (A), H2 Chemistry (A), H2 Biology (A)
2005 GCE O
English Language (A1), Combined Humanities (A1), Mathematics (A1), Additional Mathematics (B3), Physics (A2), Chemistry (B3), Biology (A1), Art & Design (AEP) (A2), Higher Art (Merit), Chinese Language (B3), Chinese Language (Oral/Aural) (Distinction)
2010-year end update. Have since changed (from Dentistry), and matriculated, into the Medicine undergraduate course at the National University of Singapore.
**April 2012 Update! Currently Year2-going-on-Year3 Medical student.
My tuitioning experience spanning five years includes teaching students at their primary 6, secondary 2 (Normal Academic), secondary 3 (Express), secondary 4 (Express), secondary 4 (Normal Academic), secondary 4 (Normal Technical), and a secondary 4 (Integrated Programme) levels respectively.
I believe that my experience in teaching students from all different levels (i.e. primary, Normal Academic, Technical, Express, IP) has helped me to develop a better way to approach and catar to each individual student's needs.
Notable improvements include a sec4 (Express) girl's Physics grades improving from an E8 to that of an impressive A2 in her final semester paper, a sec4 (NT) boy who made tremendous improvement in his Mathematics from a failing grade to an A, and the sec2 (NA) boy who managed to get promoted to the secondary 3 Express course.
My secondary four students have since taken their respective 2010 'O' and 'N' level examinations and have graduated (except the IP student who would be continuing his IP programme into Year5). They, myself included, are currently awaiting their results.
If there is something I've learnt as a student myself, is that promoting interest in a subject is critical to academic progress, as compared to plain content memorising. Students are only as good as the amount of effort and interest they put into studying.
Commitment Level After I have seen all my secondary four students through their 2010 'O/N' levels, I have since stopped giving tuition, mainly due to my tight undergraduate timetable and commitments.
But as for the year 2011 onwards, I will be able to take on 1 (max 2) students in total. This is to ensure that I will be able to fully commit to my student throughout the year amidst my hectic schedule. I will be able to start on January 2011, and chances of me going overseas are slim.
I will also be discussing my schedule with my student(s) to ensure there are no major clashes as I would definitely prefer to commit to the same student and take him/her throughout the year at least.
**April 2012 Update! So far I have decided to take only 1 student for the past year (my status has been put to 'Busy' and hence I was 'Unranked' for the past year or so on this site), but I will be planning to take up another now. Commitment and schedule clashes will be discussed again with the student, as abovementioned.
Side note. As rushed as it may be, I'm also more than willing to take up even secondary 4/5 students who are siting for their O/N levels at the end of this year for somewhat of a "crash course".